YMCA of Greater Erie

Jul
8
Sat
Highmark QUAD Bike Event @ Edinboro University, Perry Lane
Jul 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Highmark QUAD Games are the region’s premier fitness program with four (quad) year-round events designed to keep you and your family in great shape.  For more than 30 years, the Highmark QUAD Games has offered this one-of-kind, fun and unique way for community members to have a greater hand in their health.

PARTICIPATION LEVELS

Events are designed for participants of all levels.  For those interested in testing their athletic skills, the Highmark QUAD offers a competitive level with timed results and event awards.  For those looking for a fun way to stay healthy all year, the Healthy Lifestyle Category lists results alphabetically and encourages you to approach the Highmark QUAD and its four events as short-term fitness goals that bring variety and fun to your physical activity.

TRAINING & PREPARATION

The Highmark QUAD Games hosts a number of instructional and conditioning clinics in advance of each of the four events.  Click here for group rides.

AWARDS

While the Highmark QUAD Games have made a number of area athletes household names, thousands of others have learned to cross-country ski, swim, cycle and run.  Whatever your approach, every participant that crosses all four finish lines is recognized for their year-long commitment to health and is presented with a special long-sleeve Highmark QUAD Champion Shirt.  This shirt can’t be purchased and is a prestigious award for the effort you’ve made during the four seasons of the Highmark QUAD Games.

The top three male and female finishers in each event also receive a cash award. And, new this year, athletes will be challenged to be named “Erie’s Best” in each event category. We’re crowning Erie’s fastest swimmer!  Top 3  male and female swimmers earn cash prizes – but the fastest earn cash and customized swimmer’s jacket thanks to Impact Physical Therapy.

HIGHMARK QUAD KIDS SPONSORED BY WEGMANS

It is especially fun to participate with your family and introduce your children to healthy lifestyle sports.  To encourage family participation, we offer two opportunities for kids.  Children 12 & under may participate in the adult distances or in a noncompetitive series of shorter distances held immediately following the adult event. The Y provides free babysitting while adults participate in their event.  All children receive a t-shirt and those participating in the noncompetitive series receive a medal.  The participation fee is $25/series or $10/event.

REGISTRATION

All participants (adults and children) must complete registration online at www.highmarkquad.org.  Payment can be made through our secure online payment portal or your application can be printed and mailed with your check made payable to the YMCA of Greater Erie.  All proceeds benefit the YMCA of Greater Erie.

SPONSORS

Our thanks to Highmark, Wegmans, AXA Advisors, Utz Snacks, Powerade, Saint Vincent/Allegheny Health Network, GE Transportation, Corey Barbato/REMAX Real Estate Group, and Impact Physical Therapy

Jul
12
Wed
Tee-Up for Kids: YMCA Annual Charity Golf Outing @ Venango Valley Inn & Golf Course
Jul 12 @ 11:00 am – 6:30 pm
Tee-Up for Kids: YMCA Annual Charity Golf Outing @ Venango Valley Inn & Golf Course | Saegertown | Pennsylvania | United States

Registration/Tournament Details

For a Registration Form, click here

Registration along with a light lunch begins at 11:00 AM with a shotgun start to follow promptly at 12 Noon.  Participants ages 70 and over will be eligible to drive from the senior tees, if desired.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Corporate sponsorships are available for this event, including: lunch and dinner sponsors, as well as longest drive, longest putt and closest to pin contest sponsors. Click here for sponsorship levels.

Awards

Top 3 team scores, Longest Putt, Closest to Pin, Longest Drive

Programs that benefit from your support:

Safe Spaces

  • Only about 1/2 of youth are exposed to the 40 Developmental Assets which help prepare them for life and avoid risky and unhealthy behaviors.  We provide community based programming that offers mentorship, academic enrichment, creative expression, positive values and conflict resolution.
  • 18% of kids in PA are responsible for taking care of themselves after school.  We provide scholarships for low-income kids wanting to attend after school enrichment programs.
  • Drowning is still the second leading cause of accidental death under age 14.  We provide community based learn to swim programs.
  • Kids with diabetes often feel excluded from their favorite activities including birthday parties, holidays and sleepovers.  We provide scholarships for youth to attend Diabetes Camp at YMCA Camp Fitch – an inclusive camp with support staff which helps them feel included with their peers.

Learning

  • 30% of third graders in Erie score unproficient in reading.  We provide learning programs which lay the foundation for reading readiness through daily reading and language based skills including vocabulary, letter and sound identification.
  • 40% of Erie’s kids are unprepared for Kindergarten.  We provide scholarships for low-income kids to attend high quality preschool at little or no cost and a community based program to help caregivers at home.
  • 4 out of 5 inmates in Erie are high school drop outs.  We provide community based tutoring, job readiness and post-secondary programs for teens.

Meals for Kids

  • Erie County has 10 food deserts – areas where access to healthy food is a concern for kids.  We provide a mobile meals site for kids – YMCA Food + Fun bus – serving meals right in neighborhoods.
  • 30% of Erie’s kids are overweight or obese.  We commit to limiting processed foods and increasing fresh fruit and vegetables in our meals through our program and community based meals sites.  We serve over 250,000 meals annually.

Health

  • 25% of families spend less time together and 43% don’t eat family dinner.  We provide community based programs that strengthen family bonds.

 

Jul
22
Sat
Movie Night at UPMC Park Featuring MOANA @ UPMC Park
Jul 22 @ 7:45 pm – 11:30 pm
Movie Night at UPMC Park Featuring MOANA @ UPMC Park | Erie | Pennsylvania | United States

Join Little Caesar’s Pizza, The Y and The Erie SeaWolves as they present the movie MOANA at UPMC Park.

Grab your blankets and chairs and get ready for a family night full of fun.

Gates Open at 7:45pm Movie begins at 8:45pm.
Concessions will be open. No outside food or beverage permitted.
Tickets are $5 – Children 3 and under are FREE.

Family Fun Hour begin at 7:45pm. Enjoy games on the field, raffles and giveaways.

Thank you to our sponsors:
Little Caesar’s Pizza, Proforma and Attorney Peter Sala.

Partial proceeds will benefit Summer Camp Field Trips at The Downtown YMCA.

Call 456-1300 for more details.

Aug
10
Thu
Lake Erie Cycle Fest @ Downtown Erie, Perry Square
Aug 10 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lake Erie Cycle Fest @ Downtown Erie, Perry Square

Whether you are visiting Erie from a long distance or you’ve lived here all your life, you will love this free, lively, and creative slow-ride-tour of Lake Erie Cyclefest’s host city. The 10-mile ride will begin with a Bike Erie “challenge,” a tour of Erie’s cultural and historical sites and end with a block party featuring live music and a beer sampling from Five and 20 Cellars.

The Ride begins at the You Pick 6 Tap House (see map for lineup location) and will end at Perry Square.

5:00pm — Registration opens
6:00pm — Ride begins

Registration Fee — FREE

Aug
11
Fri
Lake Erie Cycle Fest @ Shade's Beach
Aug 11 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Lake Erie Cycle Fest @ Shade's Beach

Riders have the choice of a 25 or 50-mile non-competitive ride. Each ride will take riders through the county’s beautiful vineyards, fruit farm region and lakeshore. The Lake Erie Grape growing region is the largest grape growing region in the world, which is why this ride will be grape-errific! The fruity aromas will remind riders of those long ago “jelly jar” days when people put up their own preserves. The ride includes optional stops at Mazza Vineyards and Welch’s and will conclude with a picnic. Proceeds from the ride benefit the Y’s Food + Fun bus, a free mobile meals site for kids in need.

6:45am — Registration opens
8am — Ride begins

Aug
12
Sat
Lake Erie Cycle Fest @ YMCA Camp Sherwin
Aug 12 @ 7:30 am – 1:15 pm
Lake Erie Cycle Fest @ YMCA Camp Sherwin | Erie | Pennsylvania | United States

This is Erie County’s premier bicycle tour with a long-standing tradition of spectacular routes, safety support, water stops and after ride fun. This non-competitive event provides several scenic ride routes of varying distances. West Erie County is a treat to the senses with its rolling farm land, narrow lanes, and old growth forest. Choose a 12, 25, 50 or the all new 100 mile century loop. All ride routes are monitored by EmergyCare’s trained medical professionals and water/snack stations are strategically placed to make sure riders can rest and refuel.

The YMCA’s Camp Sherwin, 10 miles west of downtown Erie, serves as the begin and end point for this ride. Camp Sherwin has plenty of amenities to keep the whole family entertained, whether riding or not! Pond for fishing, swimming pool, splash pad, hiking trails, basketball courts and access to the beach..

The Ride begins and ends at the YMCA’s Camp Sherwin, 10 miles west of Downtown Erie.

6:45am — Registration opens
7:30am — 100 mile ride begins
8:00am — 50 mile ride begins
9:00am — 25 mile ride begins
10:00am — 12 mile ride begins

Aug
13
Sun
Lake Erie Cycle Fest @ Frontier Park
Aug 13 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Lake Erie Cycle Fest @ Frontier Park

What’s an Alley Cat Bike race? Besides being one of the fastest growing bike adventure-rides, it’s also a whole lot of fun for cyclists of all abilities. Alley Cat is a scavenger hunt around downtown Erie. Cyclists will begin at Frontier Park and told where the race’s first stop is located. At that stop riders will be told where all 9 (cats have 9-lives) are located. How you connect those locations is up to each rider. The length of the ride is between 10 and 15 miles.

At the end of the ride prizes from New Belgian Brewing will be awarded.

Noon — Registration opens
1:00pm — Ride begins